BAE in Early Childhood Education


Students who graduate from our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program are eligible for P-3 teacher licensure in the State of Washington and will gain valuable expertise working with children ages 3-8 and their families. The ECE Program will prepare you to work in Head Start, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and public or private preschools.

In this program, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge base you need through an applied, field-based format. Our program foundation is based on principles of developmentally appropriate practice and universal design for learning. Our coursework is aligned with Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals, the ECE Endorsement Competencies for the State of Washington Educator Standards Board, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards for Early Childhood Preparation Programs.

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